MDS News - May 2013

Society News

2013 MDS Bylaws Amendment
MDS members are encouraged to vote on amendments to the Society's Bylaws at the Annual MDS Business Meeting to be held during the 17th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, at The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 10:00-11:00EST. If you are unable to attend, please return the proxy ballot, which recently was sent to the membership via postal mail, no later than June 1, 2013.

International Congress News

Final Pre-Registration Deadline - May 17! It is recommended that ticketed sessions be chosen in advance, as ticket selections cannot be guaranteed onsite. The final pre-registration deadline is May 17. After May 17, the onsite registration rate will apply.

Poster Presentation and Guided Poster Tour Schedules Are Now Available - To view the 17th International Congress Poster Presentation and Guided Poster Tour Schedules, please visit

*Please note that tickets are NOT required to attend the 2013 Guided Poster Tours or Poster Presentations

2013 Congress Preliminary Program
The Preliminary Program offers a listing of the scientific program for each day of the International Congress; including presentations, faculty listings and session dates/times. Other important information includes the location of the International Congress venue, list of industry supporters, CME information and more.

Reserve Your Hotel Room Now!
You are able to reserve your room in Sydney online at any time. Please visit the website to reserve your room now!

Important Dates
17th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Sydney, Australia
June 16-20, 2013

  • Final pre-registration deadline: May 17, 2013

Now Accepting Topic Suggestions for the 2014 International Congress in Stockholm, Sweden!
The Congress Scientific Program Committee (CSPC) invites you to submit topic suggestions to aid in planning the 2014 International Congress in Stockholm, Sweden. The CSPC will review all suggestions and may adapt or modify any topic or speaker suggestions received.

To submit a session suggestion, please visit the 2014 Congress website. All session suggestions are due by June 26, 2013.

Website News

Colleagues Around the World Enter Video Case of the Month Competition

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries to the Society’s annual Video Case of the Month competition! We received 12 entries from around the world, including: Japan, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Honduras, Brazil, Colombia, Ireland, Sweden, Argentina, and the US. The cases, which feature a question and answer style quiz, reveal a diagnosis at the end of the quiz. They will be judged on well they demonstrate an interesting, unusual or educational phenomenology.

Now, let the judging begin! The cases are on their way to be reviewed and judged by the MDS Web Editorial Board. Three finalists – including the winner – will be announced at the 17th International Congress in Sydney this June. The winner will receive an gift card. All three finalists will have their cases published on the MDS website.

Watch the MDS website for news of the winners after the Congress in Sydney!

Book Reviews by MDS Members
The Movement Disorder Society is excited to now offer reviews of movement disorders publications on the website. In this edition, we feature a review of Movement Disorders: Unforgettable Cases and Lessons from the Bedside (Demos Medical Publishing, 2012). If you are interested in reviewing a book, or submitting an idea for a review, please suggest the title, author and publication date to

Be sure to visit the MDS Bookstore to purchase movement disorders publications. Each purchase from this section benefits MDS and helps further the mission of the Society!


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Education Announcements
Educational Activities

E-Learning Activities

New Therapies for Advanced Parkinson's Disease Now Available on DVD! Contains lectures recorded at the MDS workshop New Therapies for Advanced Parkinson's Disease on October 29, 2010 (Durham, North Carolina). Order your copy today!

International Congress DVDs
Teaching Course and Themed Course DVDs from the 15th and now 16th International Congress are available for purchase at the MDS E-Store. Includes slides, audio, video and syllabi.

2012 VO Games DVD
Order the 16th International Congress VO Games DVD. Each DVD includes slides, audio and video, and features unique cases by representatives from Movement Disorder Centers around the world.

14th International Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders - Update on Dystonia Webcast 
Webcast course covering the spectrum of dystonias, providing insight into diagnosis and treatment.

Recent Online Journal CME


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